Pennsylvania  Budget  &  Political  Poll  Crosstabs  

Conducted:  July  1-­‐2,  2013  
Respondents:  813  
Margin  of  Error:    +/-­‐3.44%    
 
Results:    
 
Q:  How  important  do  you  believe  it  is  that  lawmakers  in  Harrisburg  pass  state  budgets  before  
the  Constitutional  deadline?    
 
Region  
Pittsburgh/  
Philadelphia/  
Northern  
South  
Scranton/Lehigh  
 
Southwest  
Southeast  
Tier  
Central  
Valley  
Very  important  
72.65%  
61.58%  
68.75%  
67.19%  
69.41%  
Somewhat  important  
14.53%  
22.63%  
19.79%  
19.53%  
16.47%  
Not  very  important  
3.42%  
2.63%  
3.13%  
7.81%  
3.53%  
Not  important  at  all  
0.00%  
3.68%  
1.04%  
1.56%  
0.00%  
Not  sure  
9.40%  
9.47%  
7.29%  
3.91%  
10.59%  
 
100.00%  
100.00%  
100.00%   100.00%  
100.00%  
 
Gender  
 
Female  
Male  
Very  important  
71.30%  
62.33%  
Somewhat  important  
16.05%  
22.60%  
Not  very  important  
4.32%  
3.77%  
Not  important  at  all  
0.93%  
2.40%  
Not  sure  
7.41%  
8.90%  
 
100.00%  
100.00%  
 
Age  
 
18  -­‐  35  
36  -­‐  50  
51  -­‐  65  
66  and  older  
Very  important  
61.84%  
70.51%  
75.50%  
57.69%  
Somewhat  important  
22.37%  
20.51%  
13.00%  
23.08%  
Not  very  important  
7.89%  
0.64%  
3.50%  
5.49%  
Not  important  at  all  
1.32%  
2.56%  
2.00%  
0.55%  
Not  sure  
6.58%  
5.77%  
6.00%  
13.19%  
 
100.00%  
100.00%  
100.00%  
100.00%  
 

 

 

 

Party  Affiliation  
 
Very  important  
Somewhat  important  
Not  very  important  
Not  important  at  all  
Not  sure  
 
News  Source  
 
Very  important  
Somewhat  important  
Not  very  important  
Not  important  at  all  
Not  sure  
 

Republican  
75.76%  
14.02%  
3.03%  
1.14%  
6.06%  
100.00%  
Newspapers  
68.97%  
20.69%  
3.45%  
1.72%  
5.17%  
100.00%  

Democrat  
63.44%  
21.51%  
5.02%  
1.79%  
8.24%  
100.00%  
Internet  
66.67%  
26.04%  
2.08%  
3.13%  
2.08%  
100.00%  

Independent/Any  other  
49.32%  
28.77%  
4.11%  
2.74%  
15.07%  
100.00%  
TV  
68.98%  
18.52%  
3.24%  
0.93%  
8.33%  
100.00%  

Ideology  
 
Very  important  
Somewhat  important  
Not  very  important  
Not  important  at  all  
Not  sure  
 

Very  
Conservative  
75.51%  
16.33%  
1.02%  
1.02%  
6.12%  
100.00%  

Somewhat  
Conservative  
74.64%  
16.67%  
3.62%  
0.72%  
4.35%  
100.00%  

Moderate   Liberal   Not  sure  
60.00%  
62.96%   46.15%  
25.60%  
31.48%   23.08%  
3.20%  
1.85%  
0.00%  
2.40%  
3.70%  
0.00%  
8.80%  
0.00%  
30.77%  
100.00%   100.00%   100.00%  

 
(split  sample  –  without  Obama)  
Q:  Do  you  agree  or  disagree  that  the  state  of  Pennsylvania  should  expand  Medicaid  coverage  
for  low-­‐income  individuals,  as  called  for  under  the  new  health  care  law  known  as  the  Affordable  
Care  Act?  
 
Region  
Pittsburgh/  
Philadelphia/  
Northern  
South  
Scranton/Lehigh  
 
Southwest  
Southeast  
Tier  
Central  
Valley  
Strongly  agree  
35.42%  
48.68%  
27.03%  
26.79%  
23.68%  
Somewhat  agree  
27.08%  
21.05%  
27.03%  
17.86%  
21.05%  
Somewhat  disagree  
8.33%  
5.26%  
10.81%  
14.29%  
15.79%  
Strongly  disagree  
22.92%  
21.05%  
27.03%  
33.93%  
28.95%  
Not  sure  
6.25%  
2.63%  
8.11%  
7.14%  
10.53%  
 
100.00%  
100.00%  
100.00%   100.00%  
100.00%  
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Gender  
 
Female  
Strongly  agree  
37.12%  
Somewhat  agree   22.73%  
Somewhat  
disagree  
11.36%  
Strongly  disagree   21.97%  
Not  sure  
6.82%  
 
100.00%  

Male  
31.71%  
21.95%  
8.94%  
30.89%  
5.69%  
100.00%  

Age  
 
Strongly  agree  
Somewhat  agree  
Somewhat  disagree  
Strongly  disagree  
Not  sure  
 

18  -­‐  35  
34.38%  
9.38%  
12.50%  
34.38%  
9.38%  
100.00%  

36  -­‐  50  
30.36%  
19.64%  
7.14%  
37.50%  
5.36%  
100.00%  

Party  Affiliation  
 
Strongly  agree  
Somewhat  agree  
Somewhat  disagree  
Strongly  disagree  
Not  sure  
 

Republican  
12.75%  
21.57%  
9.80%  
50.00%  
5.88%  
100.00%  

Democrat  
56.03%  
21.55%  
8.62%  
7.76%  
6.03%  
100.00%  

News  Source  
 
Strongly  agree  
Somewhat  agree  
Somewhat  disagree  
Strongly  disagree  
Not  sure  
 

Newspapers  
47.27%  
32.73%  
3.64%  
12.73%  
3.64%  
100.00%  

Internet  
32.65%  
18.37%  
8.16%  
40.82%  
0.00%  
100.00%  

51  -­‐  65  
34.48%  
24.14%  
11.49%  
26.44%  
2.30%  
100.00%  

66  and  older  
37.50%  
27.50%  
10.00%  
15.00%  
10.00%  
100.00%  

Independent/Any  other  
27.03%  
27.03%  
16.22%  
18.92%  
8.11%  
100.00%  
TV  
28.18%  
22.73%  
13.64%  
29.09%  
6.36%  
100.00%  

Ideology  
 
Strongly  agree  
Somewhat  agree  
Somewhat  disagree  
Strongly  disagree  
Not  sure  
 

Very  
Conservative  
18.03%  
14.75%  
8.20%  
55.74%  
3.28%  
100.00%  

Somewhat  
Conservative  
8.20%  
34.43%  
18.03%  
29.51%  
9.84%  
100.00%  

Moderate   Liberal   Not  sure  
49.21%   80.00%   80.00%  
30.16%   16.00%   0.00%  
6.35%  
4.00%  
0.00%  
12.70%  
0.00%   20.00%  
1.59%  
0.00%  
0.00%  
100.00%   100.00%   100.00%  

 
 
(split  sample  –  with  Obama)  
Q:  Do  you  agree  or  disagree  that  the  state  of  Pennsylvania  should  expand  Medicaid  coverage  
for  low-­‐income  individuals,  as  called  for  under  President  Obama’s  new  health  care  law?  
 
Region  
Pittsburgh/  
Philadelphia/  
Northern  
South  
Scranton/Lehigh  
 
Southwest  
Southeast  
Tier  
Central  
Valley  
Strongly  agree  
28.57%  
58.44%  
27.27%  
30.19%  
32.35%  
Somewhat  agree  
26.79%  
6.49%  
22.73%  
9.43%  
8.82%  
Somewhat  disagree  
10.71%  
10.39%  
11.36%  
16.98%  
8.82%  
Strongly  disagree  
26.79%  
22.08%  
29.55%  
35.85%  
41.18%  
Not  sure  
7.14%  
2.60%  
9.09%  
7.55%  
8.82%  
 
100.00%  
100.00%  
100.00%   100.00%  
100.00%  
 
Gender  
 
Female  
Male  
Strongly  agree  
40.48%  
35.51%  
Somewhat  agree  
13.49%  
15.22%  
Somewhat  disagree  
11.11%  
12.32%  
Strongly  disagree  
27.78%  
31.16%  
Not  sure  
7.14%  
5.80%  
 
100.00%   100.00%  
 
Age  
 
18  -­‐  35  
36  -­‐  50  
51  -­‐  65  
66  and  older  
Strongly  agree  
51.72%  
27.54%  
34.07%  
46.58%  
Somewhat  agree  
6.90%  
17.39%  
13.19%  
15.07%  
Somewhat  disagree  
10.34%  
14.49%  
13.19%  
8.22%  
Strongly  disagree  
24.14%  
34.78%  
31.87%  
24.66%  
Not  sure  
6.90%  
5.80%  
7.69%  
5.48%  
 
100.00%  
100.00%  
100.00%  
100.00%  
 
Party  Affiliation  
 
Republican  
Democrat  
Independent/Any  other  
Strongly  agree  
13.27%  
61.60%  
30.77%  
Somewhat  agree  
10.62%  
18.40%  
11.54%  
Somewhat  disagree  
16.81%  
6.40%  
15.38%  
Strongly  disagree  
51.33%  
7.20%  
42.31%  
Not  sure  
7.96%  
6.40%  
0.00%  
 
100.00%  
100.00%  
100.00%  
 
 
 
 
 

 

News  Source  
 
Strongly  agree  
Somewhat  agree  
Somewhat  disagree  
Strongly  disagree  
Not  sure  
 

Newspapers  
40.32%  
11.29%  
17.74%  
24.19%  
6.45%  
100.00%  

Internet  
42.86%  
12.24%  
10.20%  
30.61%  
4.08%  
100.00%  

TV  
35.71%  
17.86%  
9.82%  
31.25%  
5.36%  
100.00%  

Ideology  
 
Strongly  agree  
Somewhat  agree  
Somewhat  disagree  
Strongly  disagree  
Not  sure  
 

Very  
Conservative  
7.14%  
14.29%  
9.52%  
64.29%  
4.76%  
100.00%  

Somewhat  
Conservative  
21.52%  
15.19%  
15.19%  
43.04%  
5.06%  
100.00%  

Moderate   Liberal   Not  sure  
58.21%  
82.14%   50.00%  
16.42%  
14.29%  
0.00%  
13.43%  
0.00%  
12.50%  
7.46%  
0.00%  
12.50%  
4.48%  
3.57%  
25.00%  
100.00%   100.00%   100.00%  

 
Q:  Which  of  the  following  comes  closest  to  your  opinion  regarding  education  spending  in  the  
new  state  budget?    Some  say  the  budget’s  $120  million  dollar  increase  in  education  spending,  
despite  these  tough  economic  times,  is  a  good  thing.    Others  say  the  spending  is  not  enough  to  
make  up  for  the  previous  cuts  to  education  over  the  last  few  years.  
 
Region  
Pittsburgh/   Philadelphia/   Northern   South   Scranton/Lehigh  
 
Southwest  
Southeast  
Tier  
Central  
Valley  
The  education  increase  is  
good  
30.53%  
29.29%  
41.10%   35.29%  
27.94%  
The  education  increase  is  not  
enough  
32.63%  
47.14%  
35.62%   30.39%  
35.29%  
Not  sure  
36.84%  
23.57%  
23.29%   34.31%  
36.76%  
 
100.00%  
100.00%  
100.00%   100.00%  
100.00%  
 
Gender  
 
Female  
Male  
The  education  increase  is  good  
30.99%  
33.90%  
The  education  increase  is  not  enough  
35.95%  
38.56%  
Not  sure  
33.06%  
27.54%  
 
100.00%   100.00%  
 
Age  
 
18  -­‐  35  
36  -­‐  50  
51  -­‐  65  
66  and  older  
The  education  increase  is  good  
33.33%  
34.26%  
34.50%  
28.67%  
The  education  increase  is  not  enough  
48.15%  
29.63%  
42.11%  
32.17%  
Not  sure  
18.52%  
36.11%  
23.39%  
39.16%  
 
100.00%  
100.00%  
100.00%  
100.00%  

 

 

 

Party  Affiliation  
 
The  education  increase  is  good  
The  education  increase  is  not  enough  
Not  sure  
 
News  Source  
 
The  education  increase  is  good  
The  education  increase  is  not  enough  
Not  sure  
 

Republican  
43.88%  
21.94%  
34.18%  
100.00%  

Democrat   Independent/Any  other  
22.27%  
33.96%  
52.84%  
26.42%  
24.89%  
39.62%  
100.00%  
100.00%  

Newspapers  
30.43%  
41.74%  
27.83%  
100.00%  

Internet  
30.53%  
46.32%  
23.16%  
100.00%  

TV  
34.88%  
32.56%  
32.56%  
100.00%  

Ideology  
Very  
 
Conservative  
The  education  increase  is  good  
45.26%  
The  education  increase  is  not  
enough  
16.84%  
Not  sure  
37.89%  
 
100.00%  

Somewhat  
Conservative  
41.18%  

Moderate   Liberal   Not  sure  
23.26%   14.81%   25.00%  

26.47%  
32.35%  
100.00%  

51.94%   72.22%   33.33%  
24.81%   12.96%   41.67%  
100.00%   100.00%   100.00%  

 
Q:  Do  you  support  or  oppose  a  plan  to  require  new  state  employees  to  participate  in  a  401k  
retirement  plan  as  opposed  to  the  current  state  employee  pension  system?  
 
Region  
Pittsburgh/  
Philadelphia/  
Northern  
South  
Scranton/Lehigh  
 
Southwest  
Southeast  
Tier  
Central  
Valley  
Strongly  support  
38.95%  
43.57%  
36.36%  
52.53%  
37.31%  
Somewhat  support  
18.95%  
17.86%  
20.78%  
18.18%  
13.43%  
Somewhat  oppose  
10.53%  
11.43%  
9.09%  
9.09%  
13.43%  
Strongly  oppose  
8.42%  
10.00%  
9.09%  
7.07%  
11.94%  
Not  sure  
23.16%  
17.14%  
24.68%  
13.13%  
23.88%  
 
100.00%  
100.00%  
100.00%   100.00%  
100.00%  
 
Gender  
 
Female  
Male  
Strongly  support   37.71%   47.11%  
Somewhat  
support  
20.76%   15.29%  
Somewhat  
oppose  
10.59%   10.74%  
Strongly  oppose  
6.78%   11.57%  
Not  sure  
24.15%   15.29%  
 
100.00%   100.00%  

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Age  
 
Strongly  support  
Somewhat  support  
Somewhat  oppose  
Strongly  oppose  
Not  sure  
 

18  -­‐  35  
37.04%  
16.67%  
18.52%  
11.11%  
16.67%  
100.00%  

Party  Affiliation  
 
Strongly  support  
Somewhat  support  
Somewhat  oppose  
Strongly  oppose  
Not  sure  
 

Republican  
51.53%  
16.84%  
9.69%  
6.12%  
15.82%  
100.00%  

News  Source  
 
Strongly  support  
Somewhat  support  
Somewhat  oppose  
Strongly  oppose  
Not  sure  
 

36  -­‐  50  
45.22%  
19.13%  
7.83%  
9.57%  
18.26%  
100.00%  
Democrat  
35.96%  
20.61%  
12.28%  
10.96%  
20.18%  
100.00%  

Newspapers  
36.75%  
18.80%  
13.68%  
8.55%  
22.22%  
100.00%  

51  -­‐  65  
48.52%  
14.20%  
9.47%  
10.06%  
17.75%  
100.00%  

66  and  older  
35.25%  
22.30%  
11.51%  
6.47%  
24.46%  
100.00%  

Independent/Any  other  
37.04%  
11.11%  
7.41%  
12.96%  
31.48%  
100.00%  

Internet  
51.00%  
17.00%  
12.00%  
10.00%  
10.00%  
100.00%  

TV  
41.20%  
19.44%  
9.72%  
10.19%  
19.44%  
100.00%  

Ideology  
 
Strongly  support  
Somewhat  support  
Somewhat  oppose  
Strongly  oppose  
Not  sure  
 

Very  
Conservative  
48.54%  
16.50%  
7.77%  
11.65%  
15.53%  
100.00%  

Somewhat  
Conservative  
50.00%  
15.94%  
11.59%  
5.80%  
16.67%  
100.00%  

Moderate   Liberal   Not  sure  
34.88%  
30.19%   30.77%  
22.48%  
18.87%   23.08%  
13.18%  
13.21%  
0.00%  
9.30%  
20.75%  
0.00%  
20.16%  
16.98%   46.15%  
100.00%   100.00%   100.00%  

 
Q:  How  important  do  you  believe  it  is  that  the  new  state  budget  contains  no  tax  increases  for  
the  third  year  in  a  row?  
 
Region  
Pittsburgh/  
Philadelphia/  
Northern  
South  
Scranton/Lehigh  
 
Southwest  
Southeast  
Tier  
Central  
Valley  
Very  important  
60.64%  
55.07%  
57.14%  
53.06%  
53.03%  
Somewhat  important  
20.21%  
19.57%  
22.08%  
26.53%  
27.27%  
Not  very  important  
12.77%  
11.59%  
10.39%  
13.27%  
9.09%  
Not  important  at  all  
4.26%  
6.52%  
5.19%  
2.04%  
3.03%  
Not  sure  
2.13%  
7.25%  
5.19%  
5.10%  
7.58%  
 
100.00%  
100.00%  
100.00%   100.00%  
100.00%  
 
Gender  
 
Female  
Male  
Very  important  
53.39%  
58.23%  
Somewhat  important  
24.58%  
20.68%  
Not  very  important  
9.32%  
13.92%  
Not  important  at  all  
4.24%  
4.64%  
Not  sure  
8.47%  
2.53%  
 
100.00%   100.00%  
 
Age  
 
18  -­‐  35  
36  -­‐  50  
51  -­‐  65  
66  and  older  
Very  important  
55.77%  
63.39%  
53.89%  
52.48%  
Somewhat  important  
13.46%  
22.32%  
26.95%  
21.28%  
Not  very  important  
17.31%  
6.25%  
10.78%  
14.89%  
Not  important  at  all  
7.69%  
0.89%  
4.79%  
4.96%  
Not  sure  
5.77%  
7.14%  
3.59%  
6.38%  
 
100.00%  
100.00%  
100.00%  
100.00%  
 
Party  Affiliation  
 
Republican   Democrat   Independent/Any  other  
Very  important  
69.07%  
43.11%  
61.11%  
Somewhat  important  
21.13%  
25.33%  
16.67%  
Not  very  important  
5.67%  
16.89%  
11.11%  
Not  important  at  all  
0.52%  
7.56%  
5.56%  
Not  sure  
3.61%  
7.11%  
5.56%  
 
100.00%  
100.00%  
100.00%  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

News  Source  
 
Very  important  
Somewhat  important  
Not  very  important  
Not  important  at  all  
Not  sure  
 

Newspapers  
50.86%  
18.97%  
13.79%  
8.62%  
7.76%  
100.00%  

Internet  
54.55%  
26.26%  
15.15%  
2.02%  
2.02%  
100.00%  

TV  
59.82%  
24.20%  
8.22%  
3.20%  
4.57%  
100.00%  

Ideology  
 
Very  important  
Somewhat  important  
Not  very  important  
Not  important  at  all  
Not  sure  
 

Very  
Conservative  
80.39%  
15.69%  
0.98%  
0.98%  
1.96%  
100.00%  

Somewhat  
Conservative  
64.03%  
30.94%  
4.32%  
0.00%  
0.72%  
100.00%  

Moderate   Liberal   Not  sure  
43.41%  
28.30%   38.46%  
24.03%  
22.64%  
0.00%  
20.93%  
24.53%  
7.69%  
6.20%  
16.98%  
7.69%  
5.43%  
7.55%  
46.15%  
100.00%   100.00%   100.00%  

 
Q:  Do  you  believe  that  the  economy  in  Pennsylvania  is  getting  better  or  getting  worse?  
 
Region  
Pittsburgh/  
Philadelphia/  
Northern  
South  
Scranton/Lehigh  
 
Southwest  
Southeast  
Tier  
Central  
Valley  
Getting  better  
29.03%  
37.04%  
23.38%  
26.26%  
20.00%  
Getting  worse  
35.48%  
37.78%  
45.45%  
46.46%  
55.38%  
Not  sure  
35.48%  
25.19%  
31.17%  
27.27%  
24.62%  
 
100.00%  
100.00%  
100.00%   100.00%  
100.00%  
 
Gender  
 
Female  
Male  
Getting  better  
24.57%   32.49%  
Getting  worse  
43.53%   42.19%  
Not  sure  
31.90%   25.32%  
 
100.00%   100.00%  
 
Age  
 
18  -­‐  35  
36  -­‐  50  
51  -­‐  65   66  and  older  
Getting  better  
36.00%   27.03%   29.94%  
25.71%  
Getting  worse  
46.00%   43.24%   42.51%  
42.14%  
Not  sure  
18.00%   29.73%   27.54%  
32.14%  
 
100.00%   100.00%   100.00%  
100.00%  
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Party  Affiliation  
 
Republican  
Getting  better  
27.84%  
Getting  worse  
43.30%  
Not  sure  
28.87%  
 
100.00%  

Democrat  
30.94%  
42.60%  
26.46%  
100.00%  

Independent/Any  other  
21.15%  
42.31%  
36.54%  
100.00%  

News  Source  
 
Newspapers   Internet  
TV  
Getting  
better  
27.97%  
37.00%   27.06%  
Getting  
worse  
43.22%  
39.00%   43.58%  
Not  sure  
28.81%  
24.00%   29.36%  
 
100.00%   100.00%   100.00%  
Ideology  
 
Getting  better  
Getting  worse  
Not  sure  
 

Very  Conservative  
20.59%  
51.96%  
27.45%  
100.00%  

Somewhat  Conservative  
31.21%  
36.17%  
32.62%  
100.00%  

Moderate  
31.25%  
41.41%  
27.34%  
100.00%  

Liberal  
38.89%  
40.74%  
20.37%  
100.00%  

Not  sure  
23.08%  
38.46%  
38.46%  
100.00%  

 
 
Q:  If  the  election  for  Governor  were  held  today,  would  prefer  to  vote  for  the  Republican  
candidate  or  the  Democratic  candidate?  
 
Region  
Pittsburgh/  
Philadelphia/  
Northern  
South  
Scranton/Lehigh  
 
Southwest  
Southeast  
Tier  
Central  
Valley  
Republican  
35.48%  
31.39%  
45.45%  
50.00%  
39.39%  
Democrat  
45.16%  
50.36%  
31.17%  
29.59%  
45.45%  
Not  sure  
19.35%  
18.25%  
23.38%  
20.41%  
15.15%  
 
100.00%  
100.00%  
100.00%   100.00%  
100.00%  
 
Gender  
 
Female  
Male  
Republican  
36.91%  
42.02%  
Democrat  
47.64%  
34.87%  
Not  sure  
15.45%  
23.11%  
 
100.00%   100.00%  
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Age  
 
18  -­‐  35  
Republican   44.00%  
Democrat  
46.00%  
Not  sure  
10.00%  
 
100.00%  

36  -­‐  50  
46.02%  
29.20%  
24.78%  
100.00%  

Party  Affiliation  
 
Republican  
Republican  
79.38%  
Democrat  
4.12%  
Not  sure  
16.49%  
 
100.00%  

51  -­‐  65   66  and  older  
39.05%  
33.33%  
40.24%  
50.00%  
20.71%  
16.67%  
100.00%  
100.00%  

Democrat   Independent/Any  other  
8.93%  
22.64%  
76.34%  
28.30%  
14.73%  
49.06%  
100.00%  
100.00%  

News  Source  
 
Newspapers   Internet  
TV  
Republican  
29.66%  
40.00%   42.79%  
Democrat  
51.69%  
40.00%   38.74%  
Not  sure  
18.64%  
20.00%   18.47%  
 
100.00%  
100.00%   100.00%  
Ideology  
 
Republican  
Democrat  
Not  sure  
 

Very  Conservative  
75.96%  
10.58%  
13.46%  
100.00%  

Somewhat  Conservative  
51.06%  
23.40%  
25.53%  
100.00%  

Moderate  
14.62%  
67.69%  
17.69%  
100.00%  

Liberal  
1.85%  
88.89%  
9.26%  
100.00%  

Not  sure  
7.69%  
38.46%  
53.85%  
100.00%  

 
Q:  If  the  election  for  the  state  legislature  were  held  today,  would  prefer  to  vote  for  the  
Republican  candidate  or  the  Democratic  candidate?  
 
Region  
Pittsburgh/  
Philadelphia/  
Northern  
South  
Scranton/Lehigh  
 
Southwest  
Southeast  
Tier  
Central  
Valley  
Republican  
37.36%  
30.37%  
51.95%  
44.33%  
35.38%  
Democrat  
42.86%  
52.59%  
27.27%  
30.93%  
43.08%  
Not  sure  
19.78%  
17.04%  
20.78%  
24.74%  
21.54%  
 
100.00%  
100.00%  
100.00%   100.00%  
100.00%  
 
Gender  
 
Female  
Male  
Republican  
33.48%  
44.26%  
Democrat  
46.09%  
35.32%  
Not  sure  
20.43%  
20.43%  
 
100.00%   100.00%  

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Age  
 
18  -­‐  35  
Republican   41.67%  
Democrat  
41.67%  
Not  sure  
16.67%  
 
100.00%  

36  -­‐  50  
43.75%  
32.14%  
24.11%  
100.00%  

Party  Affiliation  
 
Republican  
Republican  
80.63%  
Democrat  
3.66%  
Not  sure  
15.71%  
 
100.00%  

51  -­‐  65   66  and  older  
38.32%  
35.04%  
40.72%  
46.72%  
20.96%  
18.25%  
100.00%  
100.00%  

Democrat   Independent/Any  other  
7.21%  
21.15%  
75.68%  
26.92%  
17.12%  
51.92%  
100.00%  
100.00%  

News  Source  
 
Newspapers   Internet  
TV  
Republican  
32.48%  
41.41%   40.09%  
Democrat  
50.43%  
38.38%   38.29%  
Not  sure  
17.09%  
20.20%   21.62%  
 
100.00%  
100.00%   100.00%  
Ideology  
 
Republican  
Democrat  
Not  sure  
 

Very  Conservative   Somewhat  Conservative  
75.00%  
52.86%  
11.54%  
22.14%  
13.46%  
25.00%  
100.00%  
100.00%  

Moderate  
12.50%  
67.97%  
19.53%  
100.00%  

Liberal  
0.00%  
87.04%  
12.96%  
100.00%  

Not  sure  
7.69%  
30.77%  
61.54%  
100.00%  

 
Q:  Do  you  believe  Governor  Tom  Corbett  has  done  enough  to  deserve  reelection  or  should  we  
give  someone  else  a  chance?  
 
Region  
Pittsburgh/  
Philadelphia/  
Northern  
South  
Scranton/Lehigh  
 
Southwest  
Southeast  
Tier  
Central  
Valley  
Deserves  reelection  
20.88%  
24.44%  
22.37%  
25.00%  
28.79%  
Someone  else  
54.95%  
54.81%  
51.32%  
61.46%  
56.06%  
Not  sure  
24.18%  
20.74%  
26.32%  
13.54%  
15.15%  
 
100.00%  
100.00%  
100.00%   100.00%  
100.00%  
 
Gender  
 
Female  
Male  
Deserves  reelection  
19.03%  
28.99%  
Someone  else  
59.29%  
52.52%  
Not  sure  
21.68%  
18.49%  
 
100.00%   100.00%  

 

 
 

 

 

Age  
 
Deserves  reelection  
Someone  else  
Not  sure  
 
Party  Affiliation  
 
Deserves  reelection  
Someone  else  
Not  sure  
 
News  Source  
 
Deserves  reelection  
Someone  else  
Not  sure  
 

18  -­‐  35  
18.37%  
61.22%  
20.41%  
100.00%  

Republican  
42.63%  
33.68%  
23.68%  
100.00%  
Newspapers  
20.69%  
63.79%  
15.52%  
100.00%  

36  -­‐  50  
26.13%  
46.85%  
27.03%  
100.00%  

Democrat  
8.11%  
78.38%  
13.51%  
100.00%  
Internet  
27.00%  
51.00%  
22.00%  
100.00%  

51  -­‐  65  
28.31%  
54.82%  
16.87%  
100.00%  

66  and  older  
19.71%  
62.04%  
18.25%  
100.00%  

Independent/Any  other  
25.00%  
40.38%  
34.62%  
100.00%  
TV  
23.53%  
55.20%  
21.27%  
100.00%  

Ideology  
 
Very  Conservative   Somewhat  Conservative  
Deserves  reelection  
49.02%  
32.14%  
Someone  else  
31.37%  
45.00%  
Not  sure  
19.61%  
22.86%  
 
100.00%  
100.00%  

Moderate  
7.69%  
73.08%  
19.23%  
100.00%  

Liberal  
0.00%  
88.89%  
11.11%  
100.00%  

Not  sure  
7.69%  
69.23%  
23.08%  
100.00%  

 
 
Q:  Which  of  the  following  is  your  favorite  Hershey’s  candy  bar:  Hershey’s  Kisses,  Reese’s  Peanut  
Butter  Cups,  Hershey’s  Chocolate  Bars,  Kit  Kat  or  York  Peppermint  Patties?  
 
Region  
Pittsburgh/  
Philadelphia/  
Northern  
South  
Scranton/Lehigh  
 
Southwest  
Southeast  
Tier  
Central  
Valley  
Hershey’s  Kisses  
10.34%  
16.54%  
10.00%  
8.51%  
11.48%  
Reese’s  Peanut  Butter  Cups  
37.93%  
31.50%  
50.00%  
50.00%  
55.74%  
Hershey’s  Chocolate  Bars  
18.39%  
16.54%  
15.71%  
19.15%  
6.56%  
Kit  Kat  
14.94%  
15.75%  
10.00%  
6.38%  
11.48%  
York  Peppermint  Patties  
18.39%  
19.69%  
14.29%  
15.96%  
14.75%  
 
100.00%  
100.00%  
100.00%   100.00%  
100.00%  
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gender  
 
Hershey’s  Kisses  
Reese’s  Peanut  Butter  Cups  
Hershey’s  Chocolate  Bars  
Kit  Kat  
York  Peppermint  Patties  
 

Female  
15.09%  
41.04%  
13.21%  
12.74%  
17.92%  
100.00%  

Age  
 
Hershey’s  Kisses  
Reese’s  Peanut  Butter  Cups  
Hershey’s  Chocolate  Bars  
Kit  Kat  
York  Peppermint  Patties  
 

18  -­‐  35  
6.12%  
48.98%  
6.12%  
24.49%  
14.29%  
100.00%  

Party  Affiliation  
 
Hershey’s  Kisses  
Reese’s  Peanut  Butter  Cups  
Hershey’s  Chocolate  Bars  
Kit  Kat  
York  Peppermint  Patties  
 

Republican  
14.36%  
42.54%  
13.26%  
12.71%  
17.13%  
100.00%  

News  Source  
 
Hershey’s  Kisses  
Reese’s  Peanut  Butter  Cups  
Hershey’s  Chocolate  Bars  
Kit  Kat  
York  Peppermint  Patties  
 

Male  
8.81%  
44.93%  
18.50%  
11.45%  
16.30%  
100.00%  
36  -­‐  50  
11.93%  
44.95%  
18.35%  
13.76%  
11.01%  
100.00%  

51  -­‐  65  
10.39%  
42.86%  
19.48%  
11.04%  
16.23%  
100.00%  

Democrat  
11.32%  
41.51%  
17.45%  
12.26%  
17.45%  
100.00%  

Independent/Any  other  
4.35%  
52.17%  
19.57%  
8.70%  
15.22%  
100.00%  

Newspapers  
18.92%  
48.65%  
10.81%  
6.31%  
15.32%  
100.00%  

Internet  
14.29%  
38.78%  
18.37%  
16.33%  
12.24%  
100.00%  

66  and  older  
15.75%  
39.37%  
13.39%  
7.09%  
24.41%  
100.00%  

TV  
7.34%  
43.12%  
16.97%  
13.30%  
19.27%  
100.00%  

Ideology  
Very  
 
Conservative  
Hershey’s  Kisses  
14.85%  
Reese’s  Peanut  Butter  Cups  
46.53%  
Hershey’s  Chocolate  Bars  
12.87%  
Kit  Kat  
9.90%  
York  Peppermint  Patties  
15.84%  
 
100.00%  

Somewhat  
Conservative  
10.45%  
47.01%  
11.19%  
11.94%  
19.40%  
100.00%  

Moderate  
6.30%  
40.94%  
22.05%  
11.81%  
18.90%  
100.00%  

Liberal  
21.57%  
35.29%  
11.76%  
19.61%  
11.76%  
100.00%  

Not  sure  
15.38%  
30.77%  
38.46%  
7.69%  
7.69%  
100.00%  

Q:  Where  do  you  most  commonly  get  your  news:  In  newspapers,  on  the  Internet,  or  on  TV?  
 
Region  
Pittsburgh/  
Philadelphia/  
Northern  
South  
Scranton/Lehigh  
 
Southwest  
Southeast  
Tier  
Central  
Valley  
Newspapers  
28.24%  
30.00%  
24.66%  
19.78%  
31.15%  
Internet  
17.65%  
26.92%  
26.03%  
21.98%  
18.03%  
TV  
54.12%  
43.08%  
49.32%  
58.24%  
50.82%  
 
100.00%  
100.00%  
100.00%   100.00%  
100.00%  
 
Gender  
 
Female  
Male  
Newspapers  
28.17%  
25.55%  
Internet  
17.84%  
27.31%  
TV  
53.99%  
47.14%  
 
100.00%   100.00%  
 
Age  
66  and  
 
18  -­‐  35   36  -­‐  50   51  -­‐  65  
older  
Newspapers   12.77%   13.08%   26.92%  
42.64%  
Internet  
51.06%   32.71%   23.08%  
3.88%  
TV  
36.17%   54.21%   50.00%  
53.49%  
 
100.00%   100.00%   100.00%   100.00%  
 
Party  Affiliation  
 
Republican   Democrat   Independent/Any  other  
Newspapers  
20.56%  
32.86%  
23.40%  
Internet  
23.33%  
19.25%  
36.17%  
TV  
56.11%  
47.89%  
40.43%  
 
100.00%  
100.00%  
100.00%  
 
Ideology  
 
Very  Conservative   Somewhat  Conservative   Moderate  
Liberal  
Not  sure  
Newspapers  
20.59%  
28.99%  
26.56%  
35.19%  
15.38%  
Internet  
24.51%  
18.84%  
25.00%  
27.78%  
7.69%  
TV  
54.90%  
52.17%  
48.44%  
37.04%  
76.92%  
 
100.00%  
100.00%  
100.00%  
100.00%   100.00%